“I’ve never been to Israel, I’m not Jewish and I’m not a New England Patriots fan.”
Plenty of people have won the Peace Prize without bringing peace: Woodrow Wilson, Henry Kissinger, Yasir Arafat, even Barack Obama.
It marks the second time in its five-year history that the prize has been awarded to a billionaire.
Natalie Portman is in Venice, promoting her movie with a carefree smile, while Genesis handed out $1 million of her intended prize money.
The Genesis Prize’s Russian moguls have more than Natalie Portman to fear. Their names pop up at odd corners of the Trump scandal. Will it snare them?
The foundation will distribute the $2 million charity money itself, rather than through Portman.
Actress Natalie Portman originally told the Genesis Prize she was scrapping her appearance to protest the Israeli crackdown in Gaza.
“Significant favors continue to be done in both directions,” the dossier says of the oligarchs.
“People need to be careful not to turn an advocate into an adversary.”
In today’s increasingly tribal, zero-sum world, there is no discussion more tribal and zero-sum than the one surrounding Israel.